Identification of Enterobacteriaceae
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What does the Enterobacteriaceae comprise of?
A diverse family of Gram-negative rods that inhabit human intestinal tract
Where else can Enterobacteriaceae be found in nature?
In soil, plants and insects
What are some main characteristics of Enterobacteriaceae?
- Growth on MacConkey aagar;
- Facultatively anaerobic;
- most catalase(+);
- Acid produced from glucose(w/ or w/o gas);
- Most reduce NO3 to NO2;
- Peritrichous flagella if motile
What are Enterics?
Enterics are bacteria that reside in the intestinal tract(Enterobacteriaceae)
Name the most common Enterobacteriaceae
Which Gram-negative rod bacteria caused food poisoning?
Which bacteria caused bacillary dysentery?
Which bacteria cause pneumonia of various type?
Which bacteria cause urinary tract infections in hospital?
Which bacteria cause urinary tract infection?
Which bacteria cause the plague?
What is Erwinia?
A plant pathogen
What does Enterobacter(cloacae aerogenes) cause?
urinary tract infections
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